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IDF Achzarit APC
The Achzarit (Hebrew: "cruel") is a heavily armored armored personnel carrier manufactured by the Israeli Defence Forces Corps of Ordnance.
About this creation
The Achzarit is based on the Soviet-built T-54/T-55 tank, beginning with those captured from Arab armies during the Arab-Israeli wars. The IDF took the old T-55 tank and removed its turret and the chassis was modified for troop carriage by adding a troop compartment and a rear door. The original Soviet-made water-cooled diesel engine was replaced with a more compact and powerful diesel engine, and other internal systems were upgraded. Reactive armor was installed over the original armored tank chassis. The APC was created in 1988.

The Achzarit is armed with three 7.62 mm machine guns, including one Rafael Overhead Weapons Station, a machine gun controlled from within the cabin, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. As a lesson from the Second Intifada, a bulletproof glass turret was installed over one of the hatches to enable the commander to see outside without being exposed to small arms fire and shrapnel.

Because of its heavy armor, the Achzarit is sometimes called a Heavy APC (HAPC). Achzarit APCs are in service with the IDF Golani Brigade, which operates near the Lebanese border and in the northern part of the West Bank and with part of the IDF Givati Brigade.

I was unable to fit the seven passengers achieved by the real life version

Weight - 44 tones
Length - 6.2 m
Width - 3.60 m
Height - 2 m
Crew - 3 + 7 passengers
Armor - 200 mm
Main armament - 2×7.62mm machine guns, 1×7.62mm Rafael Overhead Weapon Station
Engine - diesel, 850hp
Operational range - 600 km
Speed - 65 km/h

Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)


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  August 23, 2012
Did you actually mod your tank in order to make this, or is it a new chasis? Either way, it turned out well.
By Nathan Elkins
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